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March 9, 2018

The day that American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp…

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, World War II — furtherglory @ 2:01 pm

The execution of German SS soldiers at Dachau

The following quote was written by Flint Whitlock, in his book entitled “The Rock of Anzio, From Sicily to Dachau: A history of the U.S. 45th Infantry Division”

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“The killing of unarmed POWs did not trouble many of the men in I company that day for to them the SS guards did not deserve the same protected status as enemy soldiers who have been captured after a valiant fight. To many of the men in I company, the SS were nothing more than wild, vicious animals whose role in this war was to starve, brutalize, torment, torture and murder helpless civilians.”

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Waffen-SS soldiers being executed by the American liberators at Dachau

The photograph above is a still photo that was taken by T/4 Arland B. Musser, 163rd Signal Photographic Company, US Seventh Army, on April 29, 1945, the day that the Dachau concentration camp was liberated.

The photo shows 60 Waffen-SS soldiers on the ground, some wounded, some playing dead, and 17 dead, according to Flint Whitlock, the historian for the 45th Thunderbird Division, who got this information from Lt. Col. Felix Sparks, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Division of the US Seventh Army, the first unit to arrive at the Dachau camp.

Read more on my website at

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/SoldiersKilled.html

What a recent tourist wrote about his visit to Auschwitz

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 11:02 am

The following report was written by Walter M. Montgomery,  a tourist who recently visited the alleged Auschwitz gas chamber:

http://www.thecolumbiastar.com/news/2018-03-09/Travel/Arbeit_Macht_Frei.htmlBegin quote

At [Auschwitz] Birkenau, the gas chambers could accommodate 2,000 women and children and had electric lifts to raise the bodies to the ovens, but at Auschwitz [main camp] manual labor was done by men who carried bodies into the room, placed them on iron carts, and rolled them into the ovens. The physical remains of over four million souls passed through the chimneys at Auschwitz.

Arbeit Macht Frei
(Conclusion)
By Warner M. Montgomery, Ph.D.
WarnerM@TheColumbiaStar.com

Turncoats were rewarded with private rooms such as this for informing on those who were stealing food, shirking work, working unsatisfactorily, relieving oneself at the improper time, wearing non-regulation clothing, or attempting to commit suicide. Turncoats were rewarded with private rooms such as this for informing on those who were stealing food, shirking work, working unsatisfactorily, relieving oneself at the improper time, wearing non-regulation clothing, or attempting to commit suicide. June 1991. The sun was shining. Flowers were blooming. Birds were singing. But the air was screaming with the horror of four million people walking to their death in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.

Each morning the prisoners were marched to work. Some to factories, some to farms. They were told, “Work will set you free.” Each night they returned to dormitories with bunk beds lined up against the walls, rooms with two single beds, and rooms with a single bed. This was part of a well-thought out reward system.

The chief guard had a small apartment just inside the front door. Next to these well-appointed quarters was a moderately furnished single room for the prisoner-in-charge, the dreaded turncoat.

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I have visited Auschwitz several times, and I have written about it on my web site at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/Birkenau01.html